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in this morning's fighting, both pilots were killed. russia says ukraine's government will be held responsible for today's attacks. >> president obama is discussing ukraine this morning with a key u.s. ally german chancellor ainge la america angela merkel is visiting the white house. merkel is under pressure at home from german strips thatindustries that don't want to lose russia's business. >> now to the controversy over donald sterling. leon jenkins resigned last night after facing backlash. he chose sterling to receive a lifetime achievement award this month. >> that offer was withdrawn after sterling's racial remarks became public. and as we report sterling's health is suddenly an issue. >> reporter: just before the end of thursday night's playoff game, espn.com reported that disgraced clippers owner donald sterling is battling cancer. the news came as a surprise to clippers' coach doc rivers. >> didn't know it until just now. i don't have a reaction to that. i hope it's not true. >> my thoughts and prayers are with him. nobody deserves to go through something like that.
Apr 29, 2014 7:00am PDT
an independent state. ukraine and the u.s. blame russia for stirring up unrest here and helping the insurgents, and there are many people here who agree. they want a unified ukraine, resent russian interference and are making their voices heard. we met a pro government activist delivering razor wire to a national guard base in donetsk. the nearby base was attacked by separatist and he told us the troops here are nervous. could there be a civil war here? >> when they sent russian troops in ukraine. without russian russian army, we will not have a civil war. >> reporter: russia denies any involvement in the insurgency here and instead blames the u.s. for backing ukraine's government and causing the unrest. norah. >> all right, holly, thank you. >>> it is 7:19. ahead on "cbs this morning" we're there as a neighbor rescues a ,, >>> the offshore winds kicking into the gear overnight. looks like the hot wave has begun. in fact today these temperatures really going to soar starting out a little cool in the 40s and the 50s but beautiful out there right now to the coastline. going to be warm to hot by
Apr 28, 2014 7:00am PDT
to russia that we don't think are appropriate to be exporting in this kind of climate. >> reporter: the united states and europe will not levy financial penalties against russia's energy banking and defense industries unless moscow decides to invade ukraine, something mr. obama conceded might happen if this new round of economic sanctions prove as few futile for the first. >> the new mayor is injured. >> reporter: eight military observers were taken prisoner by pro-russian separatists outside of slavyanask on friday. yesterday they were paraded before the media. >> this colonel appeared tense and unhappy. >> we have no indication when we will be sent home. >> reporter: they said they were being treated well but it was impossible to tell if they were under duress. there was no need to guess how these men were being treated. they're captured ukrainian soldiers also being held by militants and also shown off to journalists yesterday. the new self-appointed mayor of slavyanask claims the european observers are spies. he told us he wants to swap them for militants he